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2016 Phoenix Suns Pre-Draft Workouts: Day 1

Get to know the unknown!

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The Participants

  • Purdue PF Caleb Swanigan
  • USC PF Nikola Jovanovic
  • Wake Forest PG Codi Miller-McIntyre
  • Georgia Tech PG Adam Smith

Caleb Swanigan

Mensurables via Draft Express:

Initially a top ten recruit within the 2015 class, Swanigan got offers from some big wig schools -- Kentucky, Michigan State, Arizona -- before ultimately deciding to take his talents to Purdue. The 19 year-old big man projects to be an undersized center at the next level, combining a forceful frame with a longer than expected wingspan.

Swanigan showed some ability to step out beyond the arc, but lacked the consistent stroke (twenty-nine percent on threes) that you would prefer to consider him a stretch five. While his stock has dropped considerably since his recruitment, Swanigan did ball out a few times during his single season at Purdue.

Currently sitting at the 83rd spot in Draft Express' rankings, Swanigan will be fighting hard over the next month to get into the second round.

Nikola Jovanovic

Unranked by Draft Express, Jovanovic has an uphill climb in regards to catching the eye of an NBA team. Standing at 6'11", the USC product averaged 12.1 points and 7 rebounds over 25.8 minutes per game while sporting a hefty 52.8 field goal percentage.

When asked about how he thinks he could fit with the Suns, Jovanovic said:

"I think I would fit good as an energy guy who can set the good screens around the floor and create open space for the shooters."

Gotta love that.

Codi Miller-McIntyre

A shifty point guard out of Wake Forest, Miller-McIntyre hopes to follow in the footsteps of former scrappy Suns point guard Ish Smith. Unheralded to this point, the 6'3" point guard will have to improve his outside shot (33 percent last season) to help find a niche in the league.

In addition to his above average height for his position, Miller-McIntyre showcases a stout frame at 205 lbs and he definitely looks the part of an NBA guard when standing across from him. It will be interesting to see if he latches onto a summer league roster this summer.

Adam Smith

As a point guard that averaged a meager 1.6 assist per game, Smith will need to focus on showing teams that he does have more playmaking chops than the numbers indicate. Without a menacing stature to lean on (6'1" 165 lbs), Smith has to rely on quicks and a strong shooting prowess to make an imprint in the league.

Luckily, Smith was a career thirty-nine percent shooter from behind the arc, tying for 14th in made threes this past season with fellow prospect Denzel Valentine. As long as he can keep his three-point percentage at the same pace, it should be assumed that a team will give Smith a look this summer.

Stay tuned for more draft workout updates during the upcoming weeks!

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